Definition: Number of children ages 0-17 entering foster care for the first time, per 1,000 children (e.g., in 2018, 2.4 per 1,000 California children entered foster care for the first time).
Data Source: Webster, D., et al. California Child Welfare Indicators Project Reports, UC Berkeley Center for Social Services Research (Jul. 2019).
Footnote: Data are based on unduplicated counts of children under the supervision of county welfare departments and exclude cases under the supervision of county probation departments, out-of-state agencies, state adoptions district offices, and Indian child welfare departments. Children with unknown county of residence are included in California totals. The notation S refers to data that have been suppressed because there were fewer than 20 first entries into foster care.